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Microsoft Office 365 – New Installation Instructions for Students Sep 14, 2017

Office 365 – New Installations

Valid Bus Pass Required. Sep 14, 2017

‘Please note that from Monday 18th September all pupils will be required to show a valid bus pass or day pass in order to board a school bus. Please contact Mr Breedon or Mrs Oldfield should you have any queries.’ 




Y7-10 girls Uniforms Sep 13, 2017

“Please be aware that girls will return to school in winter uniform next Monday 18th September, rather than the following week as previously scheduled, due to the current and expected weather conditions.
Thank you

BBC One’s Eat Well For Less – Casting Call Jul 19, 2017

The production team for BBC One’s Eat Well For Less have asked that St Mary’s shares the following information:


Hi there,

I am a producer writing from the hit BBC One prime time series ‘Eat Well For Less?’ which is in currently casting for the fifth series!

My reason for writing is that we are currently on the lookout for fun and lively families who would like to save some money on their weekly shop and eat more healthily. We would love it if the school would be willing to share some information with your staff and parents in case any of them would like to apply? I’ve popped some information about the series below for you.

The show follows Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace & award winning greengrocer Chris Bavin on a mission to prove that it is possible for families to save money on their food budget without scrimping on taste and nutrition. They hope that by analysing the shopping habits of UK families, they can help to show where we can source the best and cheapest quality food.

Eating healthily and to a budget is something we feel affects most of us and we’d be really grateful if you could help us spread the word about the new series amongst your families at your school and staff by perhaps circulating a flyer or sharing something in a newsletter. I have attached a copy of the flyer to this email and we can also post paper copies out to the school if you would prefer.

If you think you know any families/households that may be interested in appearing on the programme, please do pass on our details.

Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

The Eat Well For Less Team

Second Hand Uniform Sale – 12th July Jul 11, 2017

Second hand uniform sale, 12th July, 4pm – 5:30pm in the dining hall.

Out of Hours and Summer Safeguarding- Advice for Parents Jul 7, 2017

Most of us look forward to the summer break with great excitement but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day.
If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.

• Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193
• First Contact (Derby City Council Social Services): 01332 641172
• First Response (Staffordshire County Council Social Services) 0800 1313 126 [Emergency out of hours: 0345 604 2886]
• Child Line 0800 1111
• Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)
• Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
• Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
• Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on:

Or contact:

Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111

The relaxed atmosphere of a summer break can also lead to young people lowering their guard. Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called “Think u know” which can be accessed on On the website there is a “Support Tools section on the top menu from which you can access a number of informative films which you may wish to watch on your own or with young people in your care

Mrs S Cain
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Uniform Sale – 5th July Jul 5, 2017

There will be a Monkhouse uniform sale in the school Gym from 12pm-7pm today.

Year 5 Open Evening Poster May 22, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Award for exceptional 2016 results Apr 27, 2017

Award for exceptional 2016 results

St Mary’s Catholic High School wins award for exceptional 2016 results

St Mary’s Catholic High School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment and in the top 20% for progress in the 2016 end of Key Stage 4 examinations.

The school’s SSAT Educational Outcome Awards will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
“It’s my great pleasure to commend St Mary’s Catholic High School on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child. SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at St Mary’s. A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors.”

Notes from Tim Benton’s Revision Seminar (March 2017) Apr 6, 2017

Notes from Tim Benton’s Seminar on Revision from March 2017 have been posted on the Revision page, here.

St Mary's Catholic High School, Newbold Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8AG

St Marys Catholic High School Academy Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number 8107212 and has a registered office at Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG.

St Mary's Catholic High School